Apr 09, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog Mid-Year Supplement 
2019-2020 Catalog Mid-Year Supplement

Baking and Pastry Certificate

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If you have the motivation and passion, this sweet program gives you the skills to pursue a career in foodservice. Our classical, progressive, and artistic baking techniques position you for a promising career in the foodservice industry.

Program Overview

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Culinary Academy's Programs are designed to provide students with the practical knowledge and skills necessary to ensure successful employment in an entry to a mid-level position within the foodservice and hospitality and tourism industry through a certificate or degree program.

To be eligible to earn a Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Certificate the student must be a current degree-seeking student or complete the application and admissions process to the College. Eligibility to earn and receive a Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Certificate does not interfere with the degree-seeking status of the student.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an organized and sanitary workstation.
  • Demonstrate accurate measuring and portioning.
  • Identify and describe procedures and techniques for controlling food costs.
  • Demonstrate accurately sized knife cuts.
  • Demonstrate how to safely handle and operate knives and kitchen equipment.
  • Practice team building and communication.
  • Identify baking specific ingredients.
  • Follow standardized recipes and production procedures.
  • Identify and execute baking methods.
  • Demonstrate professionalism (clean and complete uniform, on time, good attitude, respectful).

Career Opportunities

Our program serves up the qualifications for you to begin a food service career in an entry-level bakery or pastry position. If you apply your talent and creativity and continue your education, you may ultimately move up the ladder within the foodservice industry.

Curriculum for a Certificate in Baking and Pastry

General Education Core 6
Baking and Pastry Core 24
Total Credit Hours Required  30

Program Disclaimer

This curriculum includes a list of courses required for this program of study for this calendar year.  Your Academic Plan can be found on DegreeWorks once you become a degree-seeking student. 

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